Marketplace Tech for Thursday, February 6, 2014

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The winter olympics start Tomorrow in the Russian city of Sochi. Olympians, officials, and reporters have been arriving all week with lots of devices in tow. And that means there's been a lot of talk about digital surveillance. Russia's government doesn't have the best record in, say, protecting freedom of the press. Plus, YouTube used to be a place that was mostly about curiosities, bits of original, unedited video clips by amateurs. Then people started getting serious. The amateurs started getting famous because of what -- and how much -- video they were putting on the website. YouTube started selling ads on all those videos and giving some of that money to creators. But as one New York Times reporter found out, it can still be hard to make the big bucks even when you're a super YouTuber.

Twitter's good earnings report just doesn't cut it for investors

Despite a favorable report, investors are unhappy about Twitter's number of users.
Posted In: Twitter, earnings report

Avoiding government surveillance at the Olympic games

Olympic visitors will have to deal with protecting their data in a country with a less-than-ideal reputation for cyber security.
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics, data security

It's not that easy to be a YouTube superstar

Even for popular YouTubers, making money off their videos can be hard.
Posted In: YouTube